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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023


Simone Bitton

Morocco, France, Belgium

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Director's Biography

Simone Bitton was born in Rabat in 1955, and holds both Moroccan and French nationalities. She has made more than twenty documentary films, which have been selected for and won awards at prestigious festivals. From archive films (Palestine, Story of a Land, 1997) to film essays (Wall, 2004), political biographies (Ben Barka, l’équation marocaine, 1998) and portraits of artists (Mahmoud Darwich, 1998), her work combines rigour and personal perspective. All her films bear witness to his commitment to a better representation of the news, history and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa.

Arabic, French
Mon 14 / 12h00 / Salle des Ambassadeurs

In the presence of the film crew

The Moroccan practice of ziyara is a visit to the saints, a popular practice common to both Jews and Muslims. Today, the Jews of Morocco have almost all departed, but their saints are still here. Director Simone Britton goes to meet the Muslim guardians of this Jewish memory.

Director : Simone Bitton
Producer : Lamia Chraibi
Screenwriter : Simone Bitton
Cinematographer : Jacques Bouquin
Editor : Dominique Pâris
Sound : Ghita Zouiten

Production Company : La Prod, Ciné-Sud Promotion, Novak Prod


Morocco, France, Belgium






Arabic, French